Remember that beautiful Robert Clergerie bag I’ve been carrying? It broke. It was very hard to tell from the photos, but the bag had some minimal hardware – very small “screws” that attached the shoulder strap in the middle, and one came unscrewed and disappeared. I took the bag back to Tenoversix a week ago, and they were going to deal with contacting Robert Clergerie about getting it fixed or a replacement, but they didn’t hear back from the company. So, Tenoversix offered me the same bag, just in dark green, or store credit. I chose to take store credit instead of the bag; it was mostly the color that drew me to the bag, so I wasn’t super excited about the green.
I am still really disappointed, because I loved that bag, and wish it could have been fixed, but I appreciate the way Tenoversix handled the problem and the quick resolution. But now, I have store credit to spend. I don’t do well with store credit…I don’t like to just leave it, I’d rather use it so I can stop “thinking” about what it is I’m going to spend it on. I become obsessive like that and try to avoid store credit for precisely that reason.
But since I tried on the Rachel Comey Monterey pants three times since early in the summer, and still couldn’t stop thinking about them, I decided to get those with a portion of my credit and leave the rest for later. I did try on all the Rachel Comey pants (including the legion and the slim legion), and the super-popular Jesse Kamm wide leg pants and nothing fit (they didn’t have anything bigger than a size 6 though, I probably could have fit into size 8). I do still love the look of a wide leg pant as long as they’re slightly cropped, although I know they’re not the MOST FLATTERING LOOK on my short legs/short torso body type. The pants are so cute, and really comfortable and work really well with my Everlane cropped cashmere sweater from last year, which I can’t wait to wear…but in the meantime, I can wear them with a t-shirt tucked in.
I also have been wanting to try to find some simple high-waisted 100% cotton jeans, and ordered the “wedgie icon” by Levi’s with some birthday money at Amazon (I also like this distressed pair, and this black pair, although the black pair has 1% “stretch” in it). According to Shopbop (which is owned by Amazon and sells via Amazon, which means I can use my Amazon birthday money there, yay!) these jeans are made in the US. And Levi’s actually is making great strides in using less water to make their jeans (denim uses SO MUCH water to manufacture…) so I’d been wanting to try a pair of their jeans for a while. The particular jeans I got are not made using their “water-less” innovation, but I’m happy to support the company’s move in the right direction. If the jeans fit, that is.
Oh, and I mentioned next to the link to my shoes that one is slightly chewed (the left one). Dagny got a hold of it a couple weeks ago and chewed on the wood at the toe of the shoe, and some of the rubber/sole also. This is the second pair of shoes she’s done this to, but at least she leaves them still wearable, and for that I’m thankful. It’s odd, because she really never messes with anything unless she gets in a frenzy and something interesting (apparently one of my really expensive shoes LOL) is nearby for her to fling around and chew on. I don’t know, I was upset at first, but like I said, at least I can still wear it.
Speaking of Dagny, we boarded her while we were in Florida over the weekend and now she has kennel cough. She was due for the vaccine at the time of boarding though, which she received, so it may be that it’s a result of the vaccine, and not bordetella itself, but this is the second time this has happened! Her cough is jarring and I feel so bad for her, and wonder if we should a) take her to a different boarding place that doesn’t require the vaccine or b) stop boarding her altogether and find a pet sitter. I’m going to discuss options with the vet, but last time this happened and we spoke she mentioned that bordetella isn’t as serious as it’s made out to be and often it will just pass without any medication – I hate to give her meds unnecessarily. Does anyone have any exeperience with this?
nbd, just the most AMAZING sunrise ever at my dad’s house
and a flock of ibis grazing through
I did really enjoy the On Being podcast episodes I listened to on the plane recently, thanks Christine for mentioning those! I’ve added more podcasts to my list now also – I’ll just have to find time to listen to them. I also ordered three non-fiction books for my kindle recently during one of their $4.99 promotions (yay for Amazon birthday money LOL) : Hillbilly Elegy, the Last Lecture, and Moonwalking with Einstein. I love to read non-fiction but haven’t much lately, so I’m looking forward to getting into these, or at least adding them to my rotation of interesting fiction 😉
What about you? What have you bought? listened to? read interesting lately?
Hope you have a great weekend!!!